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The Mighty Fool
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On Apr 20, 2014, Pompey2L.A. wrote:


In my opinion this is proven perfectly in this video I found, lot of expensive props but not the smoothest performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu4wt4-6nz8


I don't mean to offend the performer in question in the video or anyone that knows him, I'm just using it to help prove the point. Nor am I saying I am a better or more successful performer then him. It is just my opinion.


Just watched the vid. He started out pretty good, but faded fast.
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On Apr 21, 2014, The Mighty Fool wrote:
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On Apr 20, 2014, Pompey2L.A. wrote:


In my opinion this is proven perfectly in this video I found, lot of expensive props but not the smoothest performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu4wt4-6nz8


I don't mean to offend the performer in question in the video or anyone that knows him, I'm just using it to help prove the point. Nor am I saying I am a better or more successful performer then him. It is just my opinion.


Just watched the vid. He started out pretty good, but faded fast.


It got a bit uncomfortable to watch in parts...
Matthew W
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$55 for your giveaways is a lot for a party of 24 kids. I give out wands to all the kids, along with a full color, double sided glossy 9"x4" teach a trick card, and a magic set for the birthday child. I'm under $10 for a party of 24 kids. My magic set is 6 tricks with my own book that teaches 12 more. It is in a bag with a custom full color front card. Figure out how to cut your costs so that you have some wiggle room on your pricing.
-Matt
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I agree that $55 is a bit much. If the kids just get one thing, they're pretty happy. I usually give the birthday boy/girl a few items, but after that only the "helpers" get a sticker that says "Magician Helper".

Once you get to Tampa and get settled in, you can ask a few club members how much the market will bear for kid's parties. We get around $150 - 200 here for a 40 - 45 minute show. It's not uncommon to "upsell" and get another $15 - 20 for the chair suspension. There seems to be a balance - if you charge too little you won't get the gigs, and if you charge too much you won't get the gigs. You'll find the middle ground with a little experience.

Have fun - if you're not having fun the money's not worth it.

Jim
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